Monday, January 14, 2013

Sophia is Nine Months Old!

Dear Sophia,

You turned 9 months old on January 4, 2013!

You weigh 16lbs 5oz and you are 28 inches long. You are in the 25th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height. You have gained a little more than 2lbs since your 6 month check up, so you are doing well.

You are pulling up on everything you can, and you have started taking steps around tables and the couch. You also reach from the coffee table to the couch. You love for us to hold your hands and help you walk. Your brother was 10 months old when he started walking, and it looks like you will be close to that age when you start walking too.

You wear a size 3 diaper and 9 month clothes and a few things that are 12 months. You wear a size 4 shoe. You got your first pair of real walking shoes for Christmas. You weren't crazy about them at first, but they don't bother you anymore.

You can clap your hands, and you love to dance. Anytime you hear music you move your head and body like you are dancing. If we sing to you, you will "sing" with us. You are trying so hard to talk to us!

Aiden can make you laugh more than anyone else. You love to watch him and play with him. Sometimes he gets too close or starts bothering you and you will get mad.

Jenny is your best friend! You just love to be around her. I can already tell that when you are older you will follow her around and want to do everything she does. I hope that y'all will always be best friends.

You have 4 teeth: the two bottom middle, and your incisors on top. You are still missing the top middle two, but you have the ones on either side of those. We say you look like a vampire.

You usually take one nap a day, and occasionally you doze off in the afternoons for a little while. You are sleeping 10-12 hours overnight, usually from 9pm-9pm. Your nap is usually from 1-3, but sometimes a little earlier.

You are such a blessing to us and we love you more each day! You have the sweetest personality and you are the happiest baby I have ever seen. You very rarely cry, and you are almost always smiling. We are so thankful that God chose us to be your parents!

Love always,

Mama & Daddy

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


I can't decide who Sophia looks more like. I think she resembles both Jenny and Aiden. Who do you think she looks like?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2013 is already here?! I can't even count the number of times I've written 2012 as the date and then had to change it to 2013. Jenny brought home some papers from school today and the dates said 01/03/12. Haha!

Anyway, we are hoping for a good year around here! 2012 was tough, I sure hope 2013 is better. We rang in the New Year with a small sleepover party for the kids. They each invited a friend and we ate snacks, played games, danced, and stayed up to see the ball drop. It was a lot of fun! My kids are still talking about how much fun they had.

I am a little disappointed that the holidays are already over, but I am looking forward to Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people think it is a cheesy holiday and it's a lame excuse for flower and chocolate companies to make some money. I see their point, but I don't see what's wrong with a special day to show someone how much you love them. I always get the kids something for Valentine's Day too, and we make pink cupcakes. I just think it is a lot of fun!

I am also looking forward to an upcoming consignment sale where I will be selling some of the kids' old clothes. This will be my 2nd time selling. It is a great way to make some extra cash! I also love buying stuff at the sale - they usually have some great deals! Plus it's all stuff I would just throw away otherwise. Why not make some extra money?

This post is very random and kind of pointless. I am hoping to make my blog more of an online journal for myself along with a family scrapbook. Jenny told me she wants to start a blog too. She's only seven! I told her I would think about it. Obviously it would be private. I think it might be a good "diary" for her and it could help improve her typing and writing skills. Do any of your kids have their own blogs?

I really need to get going - the kids are in bed and I can hear them talking. Time to go tell them to be quiet. Happy New Year, y'all!

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